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Christopher Robert Martens

TitleResearch Associate
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Boulder
DepartmentIntegrative Physiology

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    2015 - 2016Postdoctoral Fellowship for Translational Research on Aging, American Federation of Aging Research
    2014 - 2015Integrative Physiology of Aging (T32) Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine
    2015 - 2016CCTSI Co-Mentored Pilot Grant, Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute
    2015 - 2016NIAGEN Supplementation for Improving Physical and Metabolic Function in Midlife and Older Adults, ChromaDex, Inc.

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    The number of older adults in the United States is expected to double by the year 2050, resulting in a new epidemic of age-related disability and associated healthcare costs. Treatments designed to slow the progression of aging itself, are likely to be more effective at reducing the age-associated decline in physiological function than targeting individual age-related diseases. My postdoctoral research in the Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory is related to the identification of novel lifestyle and dietary (nutraceutical) interventions to delay or reverse the age-associated decline in physiological function, increase "healthspan", and promote healthy aging.

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    1. Martens CR, Seals DR. Practical alternatives to chronic caloric restriction for optimizing vascular function with ageing. J Physiol. 2016 Dec 15; 594(24):7177-7195. PMID: 27641062.
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    2. LaRocca TJ, Martens CR, Seals DR. Nutrition and other lifestyle influences on arterial aging. Ageing Res Rev. 2017 Oct; 39:106-119. PMID: 27693830.
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    3. LaRocca TJ, Justice JN, Seals DR, Martens CR. Adding value to a graduate physiology seminar by focusing on public communication skills. Adv Physiol Educ. 2016 Sep; 40(3):365-9. PMID: 27445287.
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    4. de Picciotto NE, Gano LB, Johnson LC, Martens CR, Sindler AL, Mills KF, Imai S, Seals DR. Nicotinamide mononucleotide supplementation reverses vascular dysfunction and oxidative stress with aging in mice. Aging Cell. 2016 Jun; 15(3):522-30. PMID: 26970090; PMCID: PMC4854911.
    5. Martens CR, Kirkman DL, Edwards DG. The Vascular Endothelium in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Novel Target for Aerobic Exercise. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2016 Jan; 44(1):12-9. PMID: 26509484.
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    6. Hultström M, Amorim de Paula C, Antônio Peliky Fontes M, Porcelli S, Bellistri G, Pugliese L, Rasica L, Marzorati M, Pavei G, Ferguson SK, Holdsworth CT, Musch TI, Poole DC, Bourdillon N, Hoon MW, Burke LM, Michielli DW, Faiss R, Millet GP, Corona BT, Green MS, da Silveira AL, Sindler AL, Casey DP, Johnson BD, Wheatley CM, Carlson-Phillips A, Kunces LJ, Bescos R, Johnson LC, Martens CR, Justice JN, Ballak SB, Ballak DB, Wanner SP, Coimbra CC, Rehman S. Commentaries on Viewpoint: Can elite athletes benefit from dietary nitrate supplementation? J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Sep 15; 119(6):762-9. PMID: 26374877.
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    7. Martens CR. Taking steps in the workplace to improve vascular function. Exp Physiol. 2015 Jul 01; 100(7):774-5. PMID: 26130185.
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    8. Kuczmarski JM, Martens CR, Kim J, Lennon-Edwards SL, Edwards DG. Cardiac function is preserved following 4 weeks of voluntary wheel running in a rodent model of chronic kidney disease. J Appl Physiol. 2014; 5(117):482-91.
    9. Martens CR, Kuczmarski JM, Kim J, Guers JJ, Harris MB, Lennon-Edwards S, Edwards DG. Voluntary wheel running augments aortic l-arginine transport and endothelial function in rats with chronic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2014; 4(307):F418-26.
    10. Martens CR, Kuczmarski JM, Lennon-Edwards S, Edwards DG. Impaired L-arginine uptake but not arginase contributes to endothelial dysfunction in rats with chronic kidney disease. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2014 Jan; 63(1):40-8. PMID: 24084210.
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    11. Kuczmarski JM, Martens CR, Lennon-Edwards SL, Edwards DG. Cardiac function and tolerance to ischemia-reperfusion injury in chronic kidney disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Aug; 29(8):1514-24. PMID: 24151020; PMCID: PMC4106638.
    12. Martens CR, Edwards DG. Peripheral vascular dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. Cardiol Res Pract. 2011; 2011:267257. PMID: 21637718; PMCID: PMC3103875.
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